The Core of Camp

Our Camp Intention:
From Freya’s Hall, Winter Witchcamp seeks to deepen our connection to the land of the upper Mississippi River. We revere and revel in the beauty and wonder of winter. As a community, we are awakening to our skills as conscious co-creators of the multiverse in order to manifest more loving, beautiful, and joyful worlds, families, clans, and camps.

In support of our vision for Winter Witchcamp:

  • We engage in the multiverse – the worlds of humans, nature, ancestors, spirit and the Mysterious Ones – in open-hearted and open-minded relationship;
  • We respect the needs of both the individual and the group;
  • We are welcoming, inclusive and supportive of each other as a community;
  • We honor the many forms of service and leadership that support our diverse camp community;
  • We embrace conscious co-creation and the transformative work of ritual and spiritual service;
  • We recognize that we are sacred beings and celebrate our physical, intellectual, and spiritual pleasures;

 

Acknowledgments and Agreements:
We have been more deeply examining our relationship to the land, including living beings and ancestors, in the region where our camp is held annually.

We acknowledge that all land claimed by the United States government (and by European immigrants before the establishment of the United States) was taken at the expense of indigenous peoples. We recognize that we hold our camp on colonized land. We are actively examining what this means, and how we can be accountable and active allies to indigenous people of this region.

We honor the Runes and the Norse Mysteries. We are aware that some who honor those Mysteries are also white supremacist. We definitively do not align with those beliefs and actively work toward social justice, including racial justice, as well as honoring diversity and multiplicity in all of its forms in our tradition.

 

Our Location:
Winter Witchcamp is held at a site about 90 minutes away from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. For those planning travel, arrival time is mid-day on a Thursday and departure time is just after lunch the following Monday.

More information can be found about the lodgings on our camp history and culture page, and location and transportation details are provided to registered campers.

 

Abundance and Budget:
Read about our abundance magic below and also at How to Support Camp. We experimented with the 2017 camp for one year with a pay as you can registration and supporting fundraising to cover camp expenses. Weavers will be reviewing the 2017 pay as you can model during the budget process for 2018. Read the original pay as you can announcement here describing this shift of our relationship to money as a powerful act of magic and trust in the abundance and communal values of our community. Weavers will be looking at sustainability of extending this abundance work into the future with the change in location and number of campers for 2018. Please contact us directly with any feedback.

This is a spell.
This is a spell of desire.
This is a spell to bravely ask for what we need.
This is a spell of surrender.
This is a spell to create a new paradigm of abundance and co-creation.
This is a spell of transformation.
This is a spell to change our camp community’s relationship to money.
This is a spell of solidarity.
This is a spell to hold each other and lift up community.
This is a spell of manifestation.
This is a spell.

 

The Magic of Conflict:
Harmony Restoration Cell and Support Team at Camp